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About Abertay University

We place a strong emphasis on teaching excellence and preparing our graduates for the world of work. With roots stretching back to 1888, Abertay has always responded to the needs of industry, supplying a pipeline of graduate talent to work, learn and innovate across a wide range of sectors.

Many of our staff are either actively involved in research or work with industry, allowing us to apply real-world expertise to our teaching. As well as this, all of our researchers are involved in teaching and developing courses, giving our students the opportunity to learn the most up-to-date knowledge from world leaders.

About Abertay University

Research with a
real-world impact

The 2021 REF (Research Excellence Framework), the UK's higher education measure of research quality, was published in May 2022.

Our REF2021 submission for Engineering (which encompasses our research on computer science) recognised the quality of our research, with 73% being rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

workforce for the future

Our mission

• To offer transformational opportunities to everyone who has the ability to benefit from Abertay's transformational approach to education.

• To inspire and enable our students, staff, and graduates to achieve their full potential and to have a positive impact on the world around us.

• To prepare students for the world of work and a life of learning.

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Our credentials

We have a reputation as one of the UK's leading tech universities, and are recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (gold award) by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre.

Abertay University have also been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2021), we are ranked top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback (Guardian University Guide, 2020), and are ranked top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction (NSS, 2020).

Why study with Abertay?

We pride ourselves on offering an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming environment for our students and staff, alongside first-rate teaching and excellence student experience.


We provide opportunities to change lives, giving our students the skills and support they need to thrive at work.


We promote fairness and equality of opportunity in everything we do.


We ensure our research and programmes continue to be relevant in an ever-changing world.


We focus on remaining sustainable, using our funding to deliver maximum impact.


We maximise the use of digital technology across the university, providing an innovative teaching approach for the modern world.